Report: Mickey Gall Replaces Zelim Imadaev At UFC Fight Night Newark

Zelim Imadaev has been pulled from UFC Fight Night Newark according to MMA Junkie, replacing him against Salim Touahri is going to be Mickey Gall.

Touahri (10-3-0) is currently winless under the UFC banner, having dropped bouts to the duo of Warlley Alves and Keita Nakamura. Touahri hasn’t picked up a victory in almost three years, with that last win coming back in October of 2016. Touahri has suffered three losses as a professional MMA fighter, but he has yet to be beaten by way of submission.

Gall (5-2-0) has won just one of his last three in UFC competition, with that lone win coming over George Sullivan at UFC Fight Night Lincoln. Gall has fought six of his seven professional MMA bouts in the UFC and the fighter has earned a 4-2-0 record in that time. Gall’s lone non-UFC appearance was his professional MMA debut at Dead Serious MMA 17, where the fighter defeated Ron Templeton by first round submission.

UFC Fight Night Newark takes place on Saturday, August 3 from the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey with Colby Covington and Robbie Lawler headlining. Fightful is providing live coverage of the event, which airs live on ESPN.

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